Sibylle Grebe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Torrance, CA

The Probate House L.C.
3424 West Carson Street, Suite 320
Torrance, CA 90503-5717
Phone: 310-542-9888
Fax: 310-542-1588
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Languages Spoken: English, German
Attorney Profile

Estate planning matters require personalized attention and a keen understanding of state and federal laws. For decades, Sibylle Grebe has been helping people in Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles and Redondo Beach, California, to develop solutions for issues surrounding probate and conservatorships. As a partner at The Probate House L.P., she has worked with a number of families needing assistance with the following: trust administration, elder abuse, wills, special needs planning and pet trusts.

Ms. Grebe's legal career is rooted in her diverse education. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from California State University Long Beach before receiving a Juris Doctor from the Southwestern Law School in 1989. She also holds an estate planning certificate of achievement from Emory University. She also is Fluent in German.

Her legal knowledge and years of experience enables Ms. Grebe to collaborate with clients in designing a sound strategy that targets their goals. Her customized approach has resulted in a number of successes, for which Ms. Grebe has earned honors such as recognition in Lawyer Monthly's Women in Law 2015; an Avvo "Superb" rating; inclusion in The National Advocates: Top 100; and earning Healthcare and Elder Law Programs' Legacy Award.

Ms. Grebe enjoys presenting to peers and other audiences about her experience as an estate planning attorney. In addition to these lectures, she is active with several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, The State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the South Bay Bar Association. Ms. Grebe also holds memberships in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., the Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys and the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


7 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022

Articles about Sibylle Grebe appearing in Super Lawyers

About Sibylle Grebe

Admitted: 1989, California

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs, a non-profit organization), Board of Directors, 2008 to 2011
  • Pro Bono Probate Settlement Program Volunteer Settlement Officer
  • Probate Volunteer Panel of Attorneys for the Los Angeles Superior Court since 2004
  • OPICA (Optimistic People in a Caring Environment, a non-profit, state licensed adult care center dedicated to helping memory-impaired adults and their families), Former Director
  • Guardianship Volunteer Project
  • Long Beach Pro Per Guardianship, Panel Member, 2012 to 2018
  • H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs, a non-profit organization), Chair, 2011

Educational Background

  • California State University Long Beach, B.A., Economics, 1984
  • Emory University, Estate Planning Certification of Achievement


  • Legacy Award, H.E.L.P. (Healthcare and Elder Law Programs), 2013
  • , Selected by Super Lawyers as Top 50 Women Lawyers for the Southern California Region
  • Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2020
  • Women in Law, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Associations for the Support and Protection of Vulnerable Adults, International Guardianship Network Adult Guardianship Conference, 2016
  • Comcast Community Access Cable TV production "Senior Living"
  • A presentation to seniors on behalf of the Stray Cat Alliance regarding the importance of including pets in estate planning including Pet Trusts, and the consequences of non-planning., Speaker, Pet Trusts, Stray Cat Alliance, 2016
  • Presented seminars to the senior community in the South Bay area of Los Angeles regarding Probate, Wills and Trusts and what they are and how they can be used to help seniors plan for the estates. , Speaker, Probate, Wills & Trusts, H.E.L.P., Non-Profit Senior Advocacy, 2017
  • Seminar discussing the disasterous results of not planning for your estate and remedies for resolving them. , Speaker, Orange County Paralegal Association, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member and The Order of Distinguished Attorneys since 2012., 2017
  • Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, Member and Former President
  • South Bay Bar Association, President-Elect, 2016
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member, 1990 to present
  • South Bay Bar Association - President, 2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2014 to present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2002 to present
  • National Guardianship Association, Center for Guardianship Certification Exam Development Committee, Member
  • South Bay Bar Association, Treasurer, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994
  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Lawyer Referral & Information Service Advisory Committee, Member, 2005 to present
  • South Bay Bar Association, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2013
  • Women's Lawyer Association of Los Angeles, Current Member (2015 to present), 2017
  • South Bay Bar Association, Vice - President, 2015
  • California, 1989
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, and the Elder Law Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trust & Estate's Executive Committee, 2011 to Present
  • Bench Bar Committee Member representing the South Bay Bar Association, 2016
  • International Guardianship Network, Member, 2013 to present
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Office Location for Sibylle Grebe

3424 West Carson Street
Suite 320
Torrance, CA 90503-5717

Phone: 310-542-9888

Fax: 310-542-1588

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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